ABB Supplier Sustainability Development Program (SSDP)
ABB is committed to improving our supply base. Through collaboration with our business partners, we aim to enhance supplier relationships, ensure the highest quality standards and create a sustainable supply chain.
As part of ABB’s core values, we strive to set the highest quality standards for our products and services. This is why we view our suppliers as an extension of our global enterprise and an integral part of our company’s long-term success. Through collaboration with best-in-class suppliers, we help to ensure supplier compliance with ABB standards and continuous, sustainable improvement, creating value for our customers, for ABB and for our suppliers.
With operations in approximately 100 countries, ABB manufactures products in over 300 product lines and has approximately 60,000 direct material and project service suppliers. We take a structured approach to supplier qualification, performance evaluation, classification and development, with the goal to improve supplier quality, on-time delivery and compliance, while consolidating our supply base and reducing risks.
ABB clearly outlines our expectations of suppliers in the ABB Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC), which reflects the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact and the content of ABB’s Code of Conduct. During 2016, we updated the SCoC to address new legislation on human trafficking and modern slavery in the value chain and provided training to supply chain managers around the world on the issues involved, including how to identify and respond to risks.
Find out more about ABB supply chain SSDP program here.